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Young Sohn, who started at Samsung in August 2012 as President and Chief Strategy Officer, showed this intriguing concept video at MobileBeat 2013, VentureBeat’s sixth annual flagship conference on the future of mobile. In it, the Galaxy maker lays out its vision for wearable computing that calls for new kinds of bendable displays.

The video focuses on a scene depicting a woman using her smartphone of the future outfitted with health sensors to share health data with her doctor. According to Bloomberg, Apple’s rumored iWatch includes a pedometer for counting steps and sensors for monitoring health-related data, such as heart rates…

Check out Samsung’s concept.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiYolKRuY7Q

“We think the health area is a really key area of innovation,” Sohn said at the conference.

The executive is leading the effort to increase Samsung’s Silicon Valley presence.

As of recently, Samsung has made significant investments in Silicon Valley, including two new R&D buildings and a startup accelerator in downtown Palo Alto.

If this trademark filing is anything to go by, Samsung could soon launch a whole new range of wearable gadgets under the Samsung Gear moniker.

We know from before the South Korean giant is working on commercializing flexible displays for smartphones and tablets and racing Apple to get its own wristwatch to market.

Apple is widely believed to have developed keen interest in wearable technology.

If anything, Apple’s recent hirings and patent/trademark filings – along with big media, analysts’ reportssupply chain chatter and insider tips – all seemingly point to the company likely researching an iOS-driven smartwatch.

  • Boss

    They’re obliviously going to wait for the iWatch so they can than copy it with a laggy version of Android

    • Dominik Odobašić

      Well of course. The same way Apple waited for Windows Phone and Android, and then ripped them off.

      • Boss

        Android is a straight cheap clone of iOS which was reasled a year after iOS so Apple didn’t rip any one off and Windows Phone looks nothing like iOS / Android

      • noemanciax

        you f0(k1ng 1di0t google was working on android in 2005, so there no way google copy on apple, you stup1d

      • Chindavon

        Naw man, ur the idiot around here. You’re one of those crack-heads that watch infomercials late at night and yell out “Hey! I thought of that idea first! They stole my idea!!”

      • Dominik Odobašić

        If there weren’t for the iPhone in 2007, Android would’ve looked something like BlackBerry.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Your argument is as shallow as a typical biased and misinformed fanboy’s mind. I wonder where Apple got the idea for multitasking in iOS 7. The same goes for notification center. Apple did a great thing in 2007, and somewhat again in 2010, but that’s all. It’s been about everyone else since.

      • Chindavon

        Notification center came from the iPhone jailbreak community.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        And how does that relate to my point?

      • Chindavon

        Just saying that Android Notification Center got their idea from the jailbreak peeps.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        It still didn’t come from Apple.

      • Loser in denial. typical S-sheep thinks SHAME-sung made any innovation. lol.

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Are you fing kidding me? How old are you? “SHAME-sung”? LOL??? I used to call others names when I was in fing KINDERGARDEN!

      • Trollingggg….

      • Dominik Odobašić

        The truth hurts? If your job is to pretend to know other people’s private lives through their Disqus profiles, you’re doing an incredibly bad job. What truth? That Samsung hasn’t innovated? How fing challenged do you have to be in order to say something like that? And that I’m an S-Sheep? How can I be a Samsung fanboy if the only Samsung products I own are the chips inside my iPhone?

        I find other people’s stupidity annoying. So if you feel like spreading your stupidity any further, go right ahead.

      • Trolling….

      • Dominik Odobašić

        I’m a sheep? How is that even fing possible??? Yes, you ignorant fool, I have an iPhone and it’s currently charging, hooked up to my Retina MacBook Pro, just like the one you see in my avatar!

      • Joseph

        Exactly. It doesn’t matter which one “came first” because they’re all in the same boat now.

      • Chindavon

        So…WP and Android came out before iPhone in ’07? Don’t give me the “but but google has been working on android years before iPhone” crap. I’ve been working on a time machine since grade school. When a real one is made, I’ll get all the credit for it right?

      • Joseph

        No. You stole my blueprints in grade-school, give them back, now.

      • That’s funny because Apple released there stuff before, and then Android copied of Them and Windows Mobile and WebOS. Hhmmmmmmmm

      • Dominik Odobašić

        Their*. Not only are you an illiterate moron, you are also unable to observe reality around you. Also, your profile picture is a perfect display of your lack of intelligence. Notification center was first released on iOS 4? WebOS had different multitasking? Hmmmmmm.

      • They see me trollingg… they take my bait….. and catch me typing dirty….

      • Dominik Odobašić

        I’ve been an iOS user for 4 years, jailbroken since day one, I’ve had my hands on every single iOS device Apple has ever made, and almost every Samsung Galaxy device, I’ve been researching the history of iOS and Android since the day I got my first iPod… And yet, I allow myself to get annoyed by an illiterate, misinformed, unintelligent piece of Internet scum who thinks he knows other people on the Internet? I’m such a moron.

      • Make your self use full and get out of your mother basement and stop been a sheep.Only a moron would think the way you do, I bet you think Crap-sung NX Line where original….oh wait. Sony had NEX and Micro 3rd Camera’s before crap-sung…. Oh wait there Google Chrome book at best-buy sure does not look like the Mac book air….. Before you go any further… I have and GS4 i actually got it for free! Sony released a Crazy concept turn real of a Slide up Tablet….. wait for it.. what happened 3 weeks ago? SHAME-SUNG CLONED IT! lol

        Case Closed Peasant.

      • Joseph

        You’re assuming Samsung is the only company involved in making Android devices and you use their devices to make a bias of the whole OS.

        Why don’t you get out of the basement and go to school to learn proper spelling, before calling someone a peasant?

      • Why don’t you suck a dick my little peasant.

      • Joseph

        Because you do it enough yourself. Thanks for the offer, though!

    • JamesR624

      Ya know. I browse both idownloadblog, modmyi, and many other Apple AND android sites, including /r/apple and /r/android. You know what I see?

      Every android community I go to is full of comments about new content, themes, tweaks, apps and widgets. News about upcoming phones and tablets. Not ONCE do I see people spouting “iOS is outdated” or “Apple is just a marketing ploy.” They are just helpful and talk about stuff relating to android.

      The Apple community on the other hand, is MUCH different. Nearly EVERY apple site has at least one article or post a week about what Android is doing and ALL the comments are bashing android. “Samsung copies”. God, that horse is so dead, it would make a Zombie look lively and friendly. I hear more Android bashing than I do actual Apple news.

      This really shows me what the better OS is. An operating system is only as good as it’s community, and the Apple community is just awful. There’s a reason “Apple fanboy” gets tossed around a LOT more than “Android fanboy” or “fandroid”. This is because Apple fans seem to be MUCH more needlessly vocal about how much their competition “sucks” where as Android fans don’t talk about Apple at all really and just focus on what makes their product good, rather than what makes another product inferior.

      I hate to put it this way, but after observing so much of this, it seems to boil down to this. Apple doesn’t let you do much at all with your devices compared to android so there isn’t nearly as much news or discussions. The fans and bloggers have to fill this empty space with nothing, and instead of considering an alternative operating system that could actually provide the meaningful discussion they desire, they stick to one that doesn’t provide as such and fills in the extra space with bashing the alternative operating system using falsehoods or “dead-horses”. This is usually out of jealousy or just boredom with the OS.

      I’ll finalize with a question. Android fans have PLENTY to talk about concerning their own operating system given the open nature of the platform, they hardly EVER bash Apple devices and even go out of their way to praise iOS for the places where it does shine much more than Android. So, why can’t Apple fans do the same? Why do Apple fans have to focus SOOO much on putting Android in a bad light? Is it jealousy? Regret from spending money on an ecosystem you are bored with now? If you can’t customize the operating system much, why don’t you either talk more about jailbreaking, or better yet, fill the “blank space” with sharing your creations and what you can do with the many Awesome Applications from the App Store?

      • Timothy

        That’s funny, cause when I go to a blog that leans toward Android, I find all sorts of obscenities and foul language hurled toward Apple, the iPhone, and iOS. Perhaps it’s because I mainly venture over there when they post something in regards to a new iDevice, but I definitely see it.

      • Joseph

        Point is, either way, this bullshit should be considered unacceptable. Everyone obviously has their opinions, but the way in which they’re portrayed by the people is, to put simply, bad.

      • Yash Gorana

        I read …. nothing.

  • Dominik Odobašić

    This is innovation! Apple should take notes.

    • This is a Concept….. Apple did take notes, and Shame-sung will just copy.

    • Yash Gorana

      HAHAHAHAHAH ! You have great sense of humor.

  • Timothy

    Samsung is getting in over its head. To make a new genre of quality products, like wearable devices, a company must have a solid grasp of hardware and software producing abilities.

    Apple has been doing both hardware and software very well for years. Google has some great software, and they’re starting to come into the physical market with some decent hardware. Samsung, quite frankly, knows nothing about either, as is evident from cheap plastic phones and TouchWiz.

    • Joseph

      …Apple fanboys don’t want to drop another $300 just to actually, legitimately, and non-biasedly try out an S3 or S4. They claw at every point to make it look shitty, and it’s sickening.

      I thought you guys had all the money!

      • Timothy

        I’ve tried Samsung’s phones out. Wasn’t impressed in the least bit. The HTC One is much better than the S4.

        My point is that Samsung is kind of a noob at this business, yet they’re trying to elbow in beside Apple and Google, like they’ve been doing with the Galaxy S line, leaving out any mention of Android, and trying to sell it as completely their own.

      • Joseph

        I’m mostly jabbing fun at that point that people say that Samsung sucks whenever Android is brought up.

  • Joseph

    All of you, shut the hell up about Android. It’s not mentioned at all in the article, and not everything Samsung does is Android-related. They make refrigerators too, people!

    • Yash Gorana

      Wait. You forgot Microwaves.

  • Canchume

    well this is like the “apex” ?